Member Sections


Sections are the primary professional units of the Association and conduct activities that promote the mission and fulfill the goals of APHA. Sections create a variety of opportunities for member involvement, making the APHA experience richer for those who choose to interact with their Sections.

APHA has 32 Sections that represent major public health disciplines or public health programs. These Sections allow members with shared interests to come together to develop scientific program content and policy papers in their areas of interest or fields of practice, and they provide for professional and social networking, career development and mentoring.

To be an active Section member, an individual must have a current membership in APHA. Anyone who is a member of APHA may become a member of two Sections.

APHA Sections

Aging and Public Health

International Health

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs


Applied Public Health Statistics

Maternal and Child Health

Chiropractic Health Care

Medical Care

Community Health Planning and Policy Development

Mental Health

Community Health Workers

Occupational Health and Safety


Oral Health




Physical Activity


Podiatric Health

Food and Nutrition

Public Health Education and Health Promotion

Health Administration

Public Health Nursing

Health Informatics Information Technology

Public Health Social Work


School Health Education and Services

Injury Control and Emergency Health Services

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Integrative, Complementary and Traditional Health Practices

Vision Care

For more information on APHA Sections, contact Elsa Greer and Frances Atkinson